09 Mar Remove Gallstones with Nuts
Your gallbladder is a little sack that holds extra bile made by the liver before it gets pumped down the common bile duct and into the small intestine. Bile, a greenish yellow juice, helps break down fat. If it contains too much cholesterol, the cholesterol tends to crystallize, and you wind up with gallstones.
Harvard researchers published a study in late 2004 showing that high nut consumption (5 ounces or more per week) lowered the risk of gallstones by 30% . Their data come from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study of 51,529 male American dentists, veterinarians, optometrists, osteopathic physicians, and podiatrists.
Yes, they’re fatty, but it’s largely the “good” unsaturated fat that lowers “bad” LDL cholesterol, so they help keep the cholesterol levels in bile nice and low. Like many plant-based foods, nuts have lots of fiber. Fiber may protect against gallstones by decreasing re circulation of bile acids in the intestine.
Celeste London’s services are not intended to diagnose, cure or treat. Always seek advice from your medical doctor before beginning a nutrition protocol.
The Nut Milk Lady
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